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You talkin' to me? - 4/10/2009 10:35:50 AM   
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Scorsese's masterful foray into the mind of a psychopath retains its brutality and stylism with each repeat viewing

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- 25/7/2010 11:01:43 PM   
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Great Movie

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A Masterpiece - 15/8/2010 2:45:09 PM   
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Taxi Driver is one of the best Scorsese films

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A Masterpiece - 9/1/2011 11:36:03 AM   
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Taxi Driver is definitely a masterpiece in the art of cinema, with probably the best performance I have ever seen from Robert DeNiro.

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Gritty And Unforgettable - 15/2/2011 3:46:32 PM   
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Startling and powerful in a way that words can't describe, Taxi Driver is a landmark piece of cinema that needs little introduction other than two names:
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

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- 11/4/2011 10:26:07 PM   
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Taxi Driver
The first time that I watched it was about 6 or 7 years ago when I bought the dvd. After all the rave reviews I read and knew that the film had the status of classic, I was a bit dissapointed afterwards. There was something about it that didn`t make it click for me.
Now, so many years later, I gained quite some film experience and with the release of the US blu-ray it was time to revisit the film.

This time when the credits passed on the screen I finally got where that status and rave reviews come from.
Scorsese makes an intriguing portret about God`s Lonely Man in the most dark side of the Big Apple that we`re ever likely to see on the silver screen, through the eyes of De Niro`s anti-hero character Travis Bickle, the titular Taxi Driver who suffers from insomnia. As the audience you get dragged into the world that Bickle loathes and slowly but surely gets involved more and more.

The jazzy score and the voice-over give the picture its film noir influences and a bit of dark humor isn`t missing from Schrader`s fantastic script (who got the inspiration from own experiences).
With Scorsese`s brilliant direction, the quotable monologues and the acting from De Niro combined, I can`t longer deny and I have to wonder why I didn`t see this all those years ago: Taxi Driver is a true masterpiece and (possibly) Scorsese`s best work ever.

10/10

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Gripping - 5/7/2011 2:33:33 PM   
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I was completely engrossed in the plot of this one. The way it creates tension through Travis's dark character becoming obsessed with trying to help the world.

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All the Animals Come Out At Night... - 9/3/2012 1:30:02 PM   
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Although Martin Scorsese has had his fair share of masterpieces (Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Mean Streets, Casino...) since this seminal 70s classic, Taxi Driver is the most cinematic, raw, powerful cityscape distubia examination of his long-standing career and even now hits like a bullet between the eyes. Groundbreaking for its time, nowadays it should be seen in an entirely different way, less for the shock value and outside influences, more for the astounding aesthetics, hardhitting, nihilistic story and dark, feverish noir perception. In my opinion, Scorsese/De Niro's greatest collaboration, their most unforgettable even watched once.

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